pretzels, playdough, vegan cheese and pizza. And Sylvia was sick. And I had weird sci-fi dreams with soap opera stars. So I wanted to write all about the vegan cheese. If only I had the energy to share my excitement. Instead I will tell you about the cauliflower and almond pizza bases I made tonight.
failure with cauliflower cupcakes. I tried another cauliflower recipe tonight. As advised by Caralyn I made sure to wring out as much moisture as possible from the cauliflower rice. I also loved her method of pressing the mixture together between two sheets of baking paper.
Quibbles aside, these were delicious. Less filling than regular flour pizza bases. Packed with vegetable and proteins. No kneading, no waiting for dough, no stodge. Definitely a hit!
I am sending this to KR at Foodomania for Bake Fest, an event founded by Vardhini of Cook's Joy.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: WHB Chocolate beetroot brownies
Two years ago: Election Blues and Matrimonial Slice
Three years ago: WIP Dips, Transformation and Inspiration
Four years ago: Shepherd’s Pie Traditions
Five years ago: Midweek Mock Fish
Cauliflower and almond pizza bases
Adapted from Food to Glow and glutenfreehappytummy
400g cauliflower (about 2/3 of a cauliflower)
150g ground almonds
1 egg (or 2 flax or chia eggs for a vegan version)
1/2 tsp french lavender salt (or other spice mix)
1/2 tsp wild garlic salt (or sea salt), or to taste
Steam cauliflower in the microwave. I did mine til soft but perhaps should have done it a bit less. ("Just tender" is what Food to Glow says.) Blitz in the food processor until the cauliflower looks like rice. Spoon cauliflower into a clean teatowel and wring out as much moisture as you can.
Return to food processor and add remaining ingredients. Briefly blitz to combine. Line two round pizza trays with baking paper and divide mixture between the two trays. Place another piece of baking paper over each dollop of mixture and flatten until quite thin.
Bake (with baking paper on the top and bottom) for about 20 minutes or until golden brown (I did mine at 220 C but 180 C was suggested and might work better on a decent oven). Remove top layer of paper. Place toppings on and bake for another 7-10 minutes (7 was enough for me).
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